If there is any justice in this country, someday James O’Keefe will get the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his efforts to expose the systemic wrongs in the United States when it comes to keeping the people safe, elections honest, and all forms of media from being manipulated. On a regular basis, he exposes various wrongs that are hidden from the nation, and really should not be for everyone’s good.
This week, the target at O’Keefe’s Project Veritas is ABC News, and what was exposed is so explosive, that network suspended the reporter who said too much in a public place ahead of the video’s release.
ABC News has suspended veteran Washington correspondent David Wright for remarks he made that were captured on video by Project Veritas.
Wright was disciplined after higher-ups at ABC News reviewed footage in which Wright describes himself as a “socialist” and appears to criticize the network for the way in which it chooses to present the news.
“I feel terrible about it. I feel that the truth suffers, the voters are poorly informed, and people also have the opportunity to tune into whatever they want to hear,” Wright said in the video, which also features an ABC News producer.
“And so, it’s like there’s no upside, or our bosses don’t see an upside in doing the job we’re supposed to do, which is to speak truth to power and hold people accountable.”
There is, of course, more to Wright’s complaints.
In another part of the video, Wright claims that the media doesn’t hold President Donald Trump to account, and then admits that reporters don’t give the president “credit” where it’s due. “I think, some of that at least in the place that I work and places like it, is that with Trump, we’re interested in three things: we’re interested in the outrage of the day, the investigation, and of the palace intrigue of who’s backstabbing who,” he says.
Later in the footage, Wright is asked about his political ideology, to which he says that he not only sees himself as a Democrat-socialist, but a full-blown socialist. “I think there should be national health insurance,” Wright argues. “I’m totally fine with reining in corporations, I think there are too many billionaires, and I think that there’s a wealth gap. That’s a problem.”
Here is what O’Keefe and his team put together.